The classroom that gives lectures at home and does homework in class.
The flipped classroom approach is one of the hottest phrases in innovative education. And the hype is more than just a fad. More and more schools are integrating technology in the classroom, technology that often leans toward flipped classrooms.
The Rationale Behind It
The idea is that recorded lectures viewed at home are more helpful to students. They can watch the videos over again, pause as needed, do more research, etc. And since no one knows the homework better than the teacher, why send kids home to do it? By bringing their work to school, students have access to a quiet environment and all the personalized help they need. With new edtech hitting the market every week, more and more possibilities to incorporate the flipped classroom model are opening up. And it works on all levels—K–12 and beyond.
5 Ways to Integrate the Flipped Classroom Strategy
Let’s talk about HOW to flip a classroom. We’ve put together five simple steps to help you create your own flipped classroom:
1. Make a plan
It’s crucial that your students understand what you present. Unfortunately the time you have to explain the material is limited.
2. Select your software
You’re going to need some type of technology to record and publish your videos. We’d recommend using GoReact, an online video recording tool designed to provide feedback. It’s easy to understand and allows you to record, upload, and grade submissions in one place.
Record your lecture and share with your students. Make sure to include each objective that you’d incorporate in the classroom. For more information on this process, check out The Ultimate Guide to Video in the Classroom. It will show you exactly how to film a great lecture video.
4. Evaluate and assess
Were you successful with your flipped classroom approach? Evaluate how well your students understood the material. Did you communicate the concepts effectively? Make necessary adjustments to your lesson plans.
5. Enjoy the benefits
There are many advantages to the flipped classroom, some examples include self-paced learning, deeper exploration of material, and reusing lectures. Sit back and enjoy devoting your class time to the mastery of material and watching your students succeed.
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Glen Thaxton teaches business communication at Utah Valley University’s Woodbury School of Business. He is a versatile professional with over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, management, strategic promotional development, support, and training. Aside from exceeding multi-million dollar sales quotas, Glen is also an expert on understanding customers and has spoken to numerous associations and groups nationwide. He also enjoys spending time with his amazing wife and his five wonderful children.